| Original Score: 4/5
| Original Score: 5/5
Frequently gorgeous, occasionally dull, always fascinating.
Exhaustive, spectacular, often dazzling in its ambition and faithfulness to Tolstoy, the movie is still regarded as one of the wonders of epic cinema.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
More than a dozen sequences defy description, and the vast battle scenes of Austerlitz and Borodino have no equal.
| Original Score: A
The definitive screen version of the novel.
Bondarchuk's film, which won a Best Foreign Film Oscar and was also serialized for British television, is certainly the definitive movie version of War and Peace, memorably impressive in its scope and ambition.
| Original Score: 4/4
This is the barbaric yawp of the Soviet film industry circa 1968, an entertainment A-bomb test announcing to the world: 'Here is what we are capable of.'
There's literally not another film in the world like it.
If it did cost the best part of a billion dollars, it was money well-spent.
| Original Score: 9/10
Considering its cost and the vast effort that went into its making, such a film can be made only once in our time. The wonder, indeed, is that it was made at all.
Though it can be bombastic and mind-numbing, it's often lively and eye filling.
If you haven't seen it, you have an incredible treat in store.